High altitude medicine and physiology in the former Soviet Union.

  title={High altitude medicine and physiology in the former Soviet Union.},
  author={E B Gippenreĭter and John B. West},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={67 6},
The countries of the former Soviet Union have a long history of studies in high-altitude medicine and physiology, but much of the information is difficult to obtain in the West because of the inaccessibility of the journals and the lack of familiarity with the language. The purpose of present review is to improve this situation. In the 1880's, Ivan Sechenov (1829-1905), one of the founders of the Russian school of physiology, introduced the notion of the "inner altitude," that is, how the… CONTINUE READING
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